Oct 20, 2012 2:30am PDT
. we have members. american express. welcome in. >>> when republican presidential romney mitt romney at last night's al smith dinner made one of his jokes about president obama, that was also sort of an implicitly a shot at the first lady. the first lady herself was not in the room. mr. romney was there with his wife, ann romney, but the president was there without the first lady. michelle obama was not in the room. i think that is what made mr. romney's joke more awkward than it otherwise might have been. >> campaigns can be grueling, exhausting.
Oct 7, 2012 4:30am PDT
and romney directed the issues that directly affect them. particularly in jobs and taxation. >> governor romney and i do share encouraging small business growth. in the time my tax plan already lowered taxes for 98% of families, i also lowered taxes for small businesses 18 times. and what i want to do is continue the tax rates, the tax cuts that we put into place for small businesses and families. >> i talked to a guy who has a very small business. he is in the electronics business in st. louis. he has four employees. he said he and his son calculated how much they pay in taxes. federal income, state sales tax, property tax cab gas tax, over 50% of what they earned. and your plan is to take the tax rate on successful small businesses from 35% to 40%. the national federation of independent businesses has said that will cost 700,000 jobs. >> what is main street's reaction? we have two of our most outspeaken regulars here to discuss. app entrepreneur and best-selling author, find him at rural 1 investing upon the com. carol roth, can you find her at carolroth.com. good to you you guy he. >>